Police release names of Starke County Accident victims

Police have released the names of the victims involved in a fatal accident Wednesday in Starke County.

It happened near the Grovertown truck stop on US 30, just east of State Road 23.

Police say brothers Steve and Tim Mort of Pierceton were traveling westbound and did not see a semi pulling out of the truck stop to go east on the highway.

They drove underneath the semi's trailer, which was hauling a large wind turbine propeller, trapping them inside the car.

Both of them had to be cut out of the vehicle before being sent to the hospital, where Steve Mort later died from his injuries.

Tim Mort survived the crash and was last reported in stable condition.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

The accident remains under investigation by the Starke County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police.


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